Top Hard Rock Albums





Rank All Time Artist Album Subgenre(s) Other Genre(s) Year
1
33
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin IV 1971
2
38
The Who Who's Next 1971
3
63
Guns N' Roses Appetite for Destruction 1987
4
88
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin II Blues Rock 1969
5
116
AC/DC Back in Black 1980
6
126
Iggy and The Stooges Raw Power Garage Rock, Proto-Punk 1973
7
136
Led Zeppelin Physical Graffiti 1975
8
142
Pearl Jam Ten Grunge 1991
9
147
Queen A Night at the Opera Art Rock 1975
10
148
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin Blues Rock 1969
11
160
Black Sabbath Paranoid Heavy Metal 1970
12
196
The Stooges The Stooges Garage Rock, Proto-Punk 1969
13
228
MC5 Kick Out the Jams Garage Rock, Proto-Punk 1969
14
250
Van Halen Van Halen 1978
15
286
AC/DC Highway to Hell 1979
16
287
Queens of the Stone Age Songs for the Deaf Stoner Rock Alternative Rock 2002
17
311
The Who Live at Leeds 1970
18
337
Deep Purple Machine Head 1972
19
405
Aerosmith Toys in the Attic 1975
20
428
Aerosmith Rocks 1976
21
454
Deep Purple Deep Purple in Rock 1970
22
466
Jane's Addiction Nothing's Shocking Alternative Metal, Alternative Rock 1988
23
467
The Who Quadrophenia Rock Opera 1973
24
471
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin III Folk Rock 1970
25
497
Black Sabbath Black Sabbath Heavy Metal 1970
26
519
Thin Lizzy Live and Dangerous 1978
27
550
Led Zeppelin Houses of the Holy 1973
28
567
Deep Purple Made in Japan 1972
29
611
Boston Boston 1976
30
668
Kiss Alive! 1975
31
669
Van Halen 1984 1984
32
682
Motörhead Ace of Spades Heavy Metal 1980
33
740
Rush Moving Pictures Progressive Rock 1981
34
747
Motörhead No Sleep 'Til Hammersmith Heavy Metal 1981
35
765
Neil Young and Crazy Horse Ragged Glory 1990
36
784
Black Sabbath Master of Reality Heavy Metal 1971
37
801
MC5 Back in the USA Garage Rock, Proto-Punk, Rock & Roll 1970
38
808
Jeff Beck Truth Blues Rock 1968
39
818
Def Leppard Hysteria AOR 1987
40
850
Free Fire and Water 1970
41
865
Cheap Trick At Budokan Power Pop 1978
42
912
Alice Cooper Killer Glam Rock 1971
43
922
Guns N' Roses Use Your Illusion I 1991
44
932
Guns N' Roses Use Your Illusion II 1991
45
938
Soundgarden Badmotorfinger Alternative Metal, Grunge 1991
46
954
Queens of the Stone Age Rated R Stoner Rock Alternative Rock 2000
47
958
Thin Lizzy Jailbreak 1976
48
991
Def Leppard Pyromania Glam Metal 1983
49
1006
Bon Jovi Slippery when Wet 1986
50
1053
Rush 2112 Progressive Rock 1976
51
1092
Kiss Destroyer 1976
52
1108
ZZ Top Eliminator Southern Rock 1983
53
1120
Ozzy Osbourne Blizzard of Ozz Heavy Metal 1980
54
1172
Queen Sheer Heart Attack Glam Rock 1974
55
1185
Blue Cheer Vincebus Eruptum Heavy Psych Acid Rock, Blues Rock 1968
56
1200
Black Sabbath Vol. 4 Heavy Metal 1972
57
1202
Aerosmith Pump 1989
58
1225
Kyuss Blues for the Red Sun Stoner Rock Stoner Metal 1992
59
1231
AC/DC Let There Be Rock 1977
60
1269
Kyuss Welcome to Sky Valley Stoner Rock Stoner Metal 1994
61
1272
Alice Cooper Billion Dollar Babies Glam Rock 1973
62
1293
Faces A Nod Is As Good As a Wink...to a Blind Horse 1971
63
1313
Motörhead Overkill Heavy Metal 1979
64
1330
Alice Cooper Love It to Death Glam Rock 1971
65
1341
Iron Butterfly In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida Heavy Psych Acid Rock 1968
66
1383
Jeff Beck Beck-Ola Blues Rock 1969
67
1406
Neil Young and Crazy Horse Weld 1991
68
1457
Living Colour Vivid Funk Metal 1988
69
1540
The Cult Electric 1987
70
1544
Blue Öyster Cult Secret Treaties 1974
71
1557
Bad Company Bad Co. Blues Rock 1974
72
1631
AC/DC If You Want Blood, You've Got It 1978
73
1676
Black Sabbath Heaven and Hell Heavy Metal 1980
74
1697
Alice Cooper School's Out Glam Rock 1972
75
1823
Queen A Day at the Races 1976
76
1844
Steppenwolf Steppenwolf Psychedelic Rock 1968
77
1868
Black Sabbath Sabbath Bloody Sabbath Heavy Metal 1973
78
1929
Rainbow Rising Heavy Metal 1976
79
1970
Blue Öyster Cult Agents of Fortune 1976
80
2008
Cheap Trick In Color Power Pop 1977
81
2032
Queens of the Stone Age Queens of the Stone Age Stoner Rock 1998
82
2041
Wishbone Ash Argus Progressive Rock 1972
83
2074
The Black Crowes Shake Your Money Maker Blues Rock, Southern Rock 1990
84
2162
Joe Satriani Surfing with the Alien 1987
85
2166
The Dictators Go Girl Crazy! Proto-Punk 1975
86
2235
Foo Fighters Wasting Light Alternative Rock 2011
87
2320
Turbonegro Apocalypse Dudes Glam Punk 1998
88
2357
AC/DC T.N.T./High Voltage 1976
89
2370
Living Colour Time's Up Funk Metal 1990
90
2374
Manic Street Preachers Generation Terrorists Alternative Rock 1992
91
2383
Mötley Crüe Shout at the Devil Glam Metal Heavy Metal 1983
92
2507
The Cult Sonic Temple 1989
93
2508
Scorpions Lovedrive Heavy Metal 1979
94
2609
The Darkness Permission to Land 2003
95
2651
Baroness Yellow & Green Heavy Psych 2012
96
2716
AC/DC Powerage 1978
97
2719
Bachman-Turner Overdrive Not Fragile Boogie Rock 1974
98
2750
Cheap Trick Heaven Tonight Power Pop 1978
99
2759
Sweet Desolation Boulevard Glam Rock 1974
100
2805
Them Crooked Vultures Them Crooked Vultures Alternative Rock 2009
101
2836
Rush Permanent Waves Progressive Rock 1980
102
2908
Cheap Trick Cheap Trick Power Pop 1977
103
2940
Scorpions Blackout Heavy Metal 1982
104
2942
Van Halen Van Halen II 1979
105
3000
Whitesnake Whitesnake/1987 1987

Albums "bubbling under" the all-time top 3000:
Foreigner 4 AOR, Pop Rock 1981
UFO Lights Out 1977
Led Zeppelin How the West Was Won Blues Rock 2003
Thin Lizzy Black Rose - A Rock Legend 1979
The Who The Who by Numbers 1975
Joan Jett and The Blackhearts Joan Jett/Bad Reputation Garage Rock 1980
Aerosmith Permanent Vacation 1987
The Sensational Alex Harvey Band Next Glam Rock 1973
Royal Blood Royal Blood Alternative Rock 2014
Stone Temple Pilots Purple Grunge 1994
The Guess Who American Woman 1970
Stone Temple Pilots Core Grunge 1992
Robin Trower Bridge of Sighs Blues Rock 1974
Blue Öyster Cult Tyranny & Mutation 1973
Alice Cooper Welcome to My Nightmare Glam Rock 1975
Ozzy Osbourne Diary of a Madman Heavy Metal 1981
Rainbow Long Live Rock 'n' Roll Heavy Metal 1978
David Lee Roth Eat 'Em & Smile 1986
Ten Years After Ssssh Acid Rock, Blues Rock 1969
Queens of the Stone Age Lullabies to Paralyze Stoner Rock Alternative Rock 2005
Black Sabbath Sabotage Heavy Metal 1975
Mountain Climbing! Blues Rock 1970
Andrew W.K. I Get Wet 2001
AC/DC Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap 1976
Scorpions Love at First Sting Heavy Metal 1984
Joan Jett and The Blackhearts I Love Rock'n'roll 1981
Kid Rock Devil Without a Cause Rap Rock 1998
Monster Magnet Powertrip Stoner Rock 1998
Blue Öyster Cult Blue Öyster Cult 1972
Monster Magnet Dopes to Infinity Stoner Rock Space Rock 1995
Ghost Meliora Heavy Metal 2015
UFO Strangers in the Night 1979
Van Halen 5150 1986
Monster Magnet Spine of God Heavy Psych, Stoner Rock Space Rock 1991
James Gang Rides Again Blues Rock 1970
Danzig Danzig Heavy Metal 1988
Deep Purple Burn 1974
Slade Slade Alive! Glam Rock 1972
The Wildhearts Earth Vs. The Wildhearts 1993
Aerosmith Get Your Wings Blues Rock 1974
Slade Slayed? Glam Rock 1972
Thin Lizzy Bad Reputation 1977
Deep Purple Fireball 1971
Queen Queen II Glam Rock 1974
Pearl Jam Pearl Jam Alternative Rock 2006
Wolfmother Wolfmother 2005
Black Mountain In The Future Stoner Rock Indie Rock, Psychedelic Rock 2008
Ghost Opus Eponymous 2010
Ghost Prequelle 2018
Def Leppard High 'n' Dry NWOBHM 1981
Grand Funk Railroad We're an American Band 1973
Rush Exit...Stage Left Progressive Rock 1981
MC5 High Time Garage Rock, Proto-Punk 1971
Soundgarden Louder Than Love Alternative Metal, Grunge 1989
Led Zeppelin BBC Sessions Blues Rock 1997
High Tide Sea Shanties Heavy Psych Progressive Rock 1969
Baroness Gold & Grey Stoner Rock Stoner Metal 2019
Manic Street Preachers Gold Against the Soul Alternative Rock 1993
Nazareth Hair of the Dog 1975
Torche Harmonicraft Stoner Rock 2012
Roky Erickson & The Aliens The Evil One Psychedelic Rock 1981
Ghost Infestissumam Heavy Metal 2013
The Who Live at the Isle of Wight Festival 1970 1996
Comets On Fire Blue Cathedral Heavy Psych 2004
Terrorvision How to Make Friends and Influence People Alternative Rock 1994
Danzig Danzig II: Lucifuge Blues Rock, Heavy Metal 1990
Graveyard Hisingen Blues 2011
Comets On Fire Avatar Psychedelic Rock 2006
Rival Sons Great Western Valkyrie Blues Rock 2014
Black Mountain Black Mountain Stoner Rock Indie Rock, Psychedelic Rock 2005
Airbourne Runnin' Wild 2007
AC/DC Black Ice 2008
Guns N' Roses Chinese Democracy 2008
The Darkness One Way Ticket to Hell...And Back 2005
Wolfmother Cosmic Egg 2009
Greta Van Fleet Anthem of the Peaceful Army Blues Rock 2018
Elder Reflections of a Floating World Heavy Psych, Stoner Rock 2017
Fuzz Fuzz Heavy Psych Garage Rock 2013
Om Pilgrimage Stoner Rock Stoner Metal 2007
Motörhead Motörizer Heavy Metal 2008